[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4091: Remove all title attributes from navigation menu

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#4091: Remove all title attributes from navigation menu
 Reporter:  afercia  |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect   |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal   |  Milestone:
Component:  General  |   Keywords:
 Splitting this out from #3996.

 I'd like to recommend to remove all the title attributes used on the menu
 items, for the same reasons why in the last years WordPress has been
 progressively removing title attributes in the admin. See:
 https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?keywords=~title-attribute and see
 the main ticket https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/24766

 Title attributes are really something that belongs to the past. They're
 available only to mouse users. Screen reader users may get the title
 attributes (depending also from the verbosity setting they set in their
 screen reader) and all that text adds a terrible noise, often to
 communicate not so relevant information.

 For example, I'm not sure what kind of relevant information a sentence
 like "Come here for the latest scoop." adds to the menu item "Blog".

 The general rule the accessibility team recommends is:
 - if the title attribute adds relevant information: consider to make it
 available to all users, putting in plain text somewhere in the UI
 - if the title attribute doesn't add any relevant information: consider to
 just remove it

 It'd be great to consider to make the menu embrace the best practices
 WordPress itself (the software) adopts.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4091>
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